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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby Holden202T » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:28 am

i saw something similar, someone drained the sump then got into it with the mig to fix some leaks (conversion) it then ignited the fuel in the left over oil and boom, apparently blew all the valley gaskets out, so pretty lucky compared to above!

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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby delcowizzid » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:38 pm

I did that welding the turbo drain in the 202 tack welding away then poof ignitited fumes in the sump lol
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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby firebug » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:22 pm

Holden202T wrote:i saw something similar, someone drained the sump then got into it with the mig to fix some leaks (conversion) it then ignited the fuel in the left over oil and boom, apparently blew all the valley gaskets out, so pretty lucky compared to above!


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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby Holden202T » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:50 am

yep! :lol:

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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby Biggvl » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:52 pm

So I brought this Holden Cruze from a customer of another workshop that was diagnosed as a broken crankshaft..... :roll:

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According to chemistry, alcohol is a solution...

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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby Holden202T » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:35 pm

wow thats probably going to be an easy enough fix! has it damaged the crank too much ?

i have changed that crank trigger before through the wiring hole, under the car on the concrete, it looks so much easier to access with the gearbox off hahaha!

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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby Biggvl » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:02 pm

The crank cleaned up fine believe it or not, its back on the road now as a loan car for my workshop.

I do feel a little bit sorry for the old couple that owned this but at the end of the day, they took it to the wrong workshop....
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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby Holden202T » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:36 pm

yeah thats it!

i have a mate that recos engines for a living, hes forever buying cars cheap with blown motors etc and fixing them for a profit!

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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby Thomasd41 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:35 pm

antus wrote:I hope you dont mind me posting in this thread, but ive got this one story and its not really worth its own. A mates car "Its too hard.... 15psi with no intercooler will be fine - i'll install a big radiator to keep it cool". He hasnt opened the heads on the previous engine yet to see whats inside but he has pulled the plugs.

"found out why the old engine hit a wall at 4000rpm"
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"but the car with the new engine feels like theres no boost - can you see anything sus in these logs?" (im also a bit sus of the low TPS readings rachat de credit info, but ive not seen the car yet)
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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby vlad01 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:16 pm

One of the race cars at my old work.


Oh its just a small dent in the block.

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Whats that in the port?


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